T-shirt

T-shirt

[tee-shurt]
noun
a lightweight, usually knitted, pullover shirt, close-fitting and with a round neckline and short sleeves, worn as an undershirt or outer garment.
Also, tee-shirt.
Also called T, tee.


Origin:
1940–45; named from its shape

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T-shirt or tee shirt
 
n
a lightweight simple garment for the upper body, usually short-sleeved
 
[so called because of its shape]
 
tee shirt or tee shirt
 
n
 
[so called because of its shape]

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T-shirt
1920, in allusion to the shape it makes when laid out flat.
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